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Malay Satay Hut

Any recent reviews for our first visit to this restaurant? I did a search and haven't seen anything recently posted. Please feel free to recommend what you liked the best or is a do not miss! Thanks!

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  1. Probably on the Appetizer menu, though I do no really remember, is Roti Chanai, which is the delectable flatbread they are (were>?) making at the griddle by the door. They make it really really flat, then roll it up and slice it to rounds and serve it with a complicated delicious sauce (probly has peanuts) and this dish alone warrants a visit.

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    1. re: mrnelso

      The roti canai is highly recommended. Ditto the char kway teow and the green beans belachan. You can also get tofu or chicken or shrimp or whatever in a mango shell, which is very good. The chicken with ginger is not really a Malay dish--more Chinese--but is tasty

    2. Agreed, the Roti is a must as an appetizer. I also love the tofu with mango, their green beans, and how they do a whole fried fish.

      1. I loved this place! Ditto on the roti, a must. I can't recall the names of the other dishes we had, but meander through the extensive menu and you won't be disappointed!

        1. I concur on the roti (the "sauce" is kind of like a chicken curry with potatoes). It's amazing. The veggie-stuffed fried tofu appetizer, sadly, was bland and forgettable.

          1. Is Malay Stay Hut (Seattle) closed right now? Whenever I've been nearby lately during normal business hours its looked pretty dark in there.

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            1. re: equinoise

              I called today and they are closed while they are renovating the kitchen. I didn't get a date for reopening.

              1. re: equinoise

                didn't they close for remodeling just a few years back??

                1. re: oliveoyl

                  They had a fire awhile ago that closed them for an extended period of time.

                  1. re: oliveoyl

                    Yeh, 3 or 4 years back. I think it's closed down for good. Bellevue is the best bet. Love their Singapore rice noodle dish too.

                    1. re: sip

                      What makes you think it is closed down for good? As noted, the manager told me they were renovating the kitchen.

                      1. re: equinoise

                        I think that's an error. The poster also said it was 3 or 4 years back and that's definitely incorrect.

              2. I mentioned this in another thread recently but I'm nuts for their Black Pepper Crab. Or the Black Pepper Shrimp. It's very close to the same dishes I ate in Singapore. I think they're both usually on the whiteboard/chalkboard and not the printed menu.

                Thanks for the info on the Seattle location - I was also wondering why it's been closed whenever I go by lately.

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                1. re: Leymergie

                  Love that place! Get the Malay Pork Chop.

                2. Try the Black Pepper Chicken - it's fabulous! There were a couple other endorsements for the Black Pepper dishes (crab and shrimp)

                  1. This place is hard to beat -- Roti canai is great, singapore rice noodles are a favorite too. In their apps section, a pickle in peanut-type sauce (not sure the name) is also very good. And as the name suggests, their Satay (beef is my fave) is great.

                    1. There's one in Redmond now. I'll have to try it after reading this thread.

                      15230, 24th St NE,
                      Redmond, WA 98052

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                      1. re: fooey

                        I had lunch here today, Redmond location. Fan-frickin-tastic!

                        I had the black peppered pork chops, which were excellent and an appetizer called Indian Rojan, which I can't explain other than to say it had the most interesting (perfect?) balance of sweet-savory. Don't let the yam-squid scare you; try it!

                        I tried the Malaysian Ice Tea, thinking it would be similar to Thai Iced Tea, but it wasn't, not even vaguely (a very new, exotic flavour for me). Try a different beverage, however, as it wasn't great, but don't miss those pork chops. What else? Oh, there's no concept of appetizer first, entree second. It just comes out when it does...and it's fast!

                        A friend had a fiery noodle dish with prawns and chicken (third to last on the lunch menu) that he really liked, but I didn't capture the name.

                        Keep the menu with you at the table; it'll take the entire meal to get through all of it. Plenty of yummie to keep me going back again and again.

                        $44.40 for 3 people ($54 with tip).

                        1. re: fooey

                          I went there a second time and it was totally different. This time I went alone, so maybe that had something to do with it (as I know some Asian cultures look down upon lone diners). Or maybe because I arrived at 1:30pm this time instead of 11:30am. After being told that my first two choices were unavailable (no pork chops, no black pepper chicken, etc.), I finally settled on a chicken curry. Awful curry, hardly even deserves the name. They served me an appetizer that I didn't order and billed me for it. The appeitzer was some sort of bread sliced in strips with a side of sauce. Get this: The sauce was the exact same thing in the bowl of curry. Maybe just an off day, but it was very disappointing after trying it just a couple of days before and loving it.

                          Note to self: Could the recommendation above for the pork chops explain why they were no pork chops on the second visit? Possibly...

                      2. Good News! I drove by the Seattle location last night and the 'open' sign was all lit up. Looks like they are back up. We were on our way to Hing Loon, so we didn't get to check it out, but it will certainly be on the list.

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                        1. re: dagoose

                          Great news dagoose!
                          Roti Canai, get ready 'cause yer goin' in ma belly!
                          Woooo Hoooooo!